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Kenneth G. Fiske Museum

 

Saxophones, Saxellos, Saxoprano, Conn-O-Sax, Octavins, and Taragato

 

Saxophones

 

Sopranino Saxophones

W85   E-flat, 10 keys, Evette & Schaefer, Paris, 1921, serial no. 25335.  Straight form.

 

Soprano Saxophones

W87    B-flat, 14 keys, C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1919, serial no. S 51549 L.

W86    B-flat, 12 keys, J. W. York & Son, Grand Rapids, ca. 1920, serial no. 72999.

W157  B-flat, 12 keys, Buescher, Elkhart, ca. 1922, serial no. 86774.  Straight form.

W158  B-flat, 12 keys, C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1924, serial no. 136916.  Straight form.

W225  B-flat, 14 keys, C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1926, serial no.  Straight form.  Loan of Robert Foley and Shirley Toohey, 1995.

W88    B-flat, 14 keys, Buescher, Elkhart, ca. 1927, serial no. 218078.  Straight form.

W159  B-flat, 12 keys, Selmer Co., New York, ca. 1949, serial no. 38010.

 

Alto Saxophones

W272  E-flat (high pitch), 13 keys, C. G. Conn, Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1888, serial no. 25.  One of the earliest woodwinds made by the Conn company.

W89    E-flat (high pitch), 11 keys, Henry Pourcelle, Paris, ca. 1890.

W90    E-flat, 14 keys, attributed to Martin, Elkhart, marked “Wurlitzer, Cincinnati, Ohio”, ca. 1920, serial no. 145126.

W223  E-flat, 14 keys, C. G. Conn, Elkhart, 1920s, unreadable serial no.  Highly engraved, gold-plated.  Loan of Roberta Foley and Shirley Toohey, 1995.

W164  E-flat, keys, Buescher, Elkhart, ca. 1965.  Academy model, simplified fingering system.

 

Tenor Saxophones

W91    B-flat, 12 keys, Lecomte & Cie, Paris, ca. 1880, serial no. 10357.

W178  B-flat, 13 keys, Eugčne Joseph Albert, Brussels, ca. 1890.  Loan of Bocquet-Moir Collection, 1993.

W92    C, 14 keys, Buescher, Elkhart, ca. 1919, serial no. 51096.

W162  C, 14 keys, C. G. Conn, ca. 1925, unreadable serial no.

W154  C, 14 keys, of U.S. origin marked “Wurlitzer American”, ca. 1920.

W210  C, 14 keys, Buescher, Elkhart, ca. 1922, serial no. 77242.

 

Baritone Saxophones

W282  Baritone Saxophone, Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1845-46, serial no. 4634. The earliest surviving saxophone by its  inventor, Adolophe Sax. Anonymous loan, 2006.
 

Bass Saxophones

W273  B-flat, Conn Co., Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1927, serial no. 200538.

 

Soprano Saxellos

W93    E-flat, 14 keys, H. N. White Co., Cleveland, ca. 1920, serial no. 71630.

W233  E-flat, 14 keys, H. N. White Co., Cleveland, ca. 1920, serial no.

W224  E-flat, 14 keys, H. N. White Co., Cleveland, ca. 1940s, unreadable serial no., gold-plated.  Loan of Roberta Foley and Shirley Toohey, 1995.

 

Alto Saxello

W94    F, 14 keys, attributed to the H. N. White Co., Cleveland, ca. 1920.
 

 

Conn-O-Sax

W95    F, 17 keys, Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1929, serial no. F M224636 L.

 

Saxopranos

W96    Cleveland Musical Instrument Co., Cleveland, ca. 1922, serial no. A8.  Leather strap with pitch notes are used to slide from one pitch to another.  Patented Oct. 25th 1921.

W97    Cleveland Musical Instrument Co., Cleveland, ca. 1922, serial no. A46.

 

Octavins

W99    B-flat (high pitch), 12 keys, Oscar Adler, Markneukirchen, ca. 1896.

W100  B-flat, 12 keys, Adler & Co., Markneukirchen, ca. 1910.

 

Tarogato

W98    B-flat, 12 keys, Adler & Co., Markneukirchen, ca. 1910.